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Stories

Each Sunday at worship, Pastor Eric Anderson tells a story to the young people — as he says, you can define “young people” as you please. Those stories are collected on his own blog, but there are links to the most recent ones here.

  • Story: Growing Memories
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on November 14, 2022 at 1:54 AM

    November 13, 2022 Isaiah 65:17-25Luke 21:5-19 Last week’s story was about a kolea who came back from a summer in Alaska to find Pohoiki completely changed by lava. It was a hard thing to accept that this is how an island grows. He saw a landscape that had been green and growing transformed into […]

  • Story: Growing
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on November 7, 2022 at 12:14 AM

    November 6, 2022 Job 19:23-27aLuke 20:27-38 This story took place a few years ago here on Hawai’i Island. I suppose it could have happened at various times here on Hawai’i Island – I would guess something similar has happened a good number of times here on Hawai’i Island. A kolea flew back […]

  • Story: Beyond the Horizon
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on October 30, 2022 at 11:43 PM

    October 30, 2022 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12Luke 19:1-10 I don’t know how they became friends, or even how they met one another. When kolea make their journey to Hawai’i Island, they tend to find some space for themselves fairly close to the coastline. They like to look for worms and bugs and […]

  • Story: Dive or Skim
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on October 23, 2022 at 10:56 PM

    October 23, 2022 Psalm 84:1-7Luke 18:9-14 It’s a funny thing. The koa’e kea – the white-tailed tropicbird – and the noio – the black noddy – eat basically the same foods. They like small fish, they like squid. But they catch their food in very different ways. One koa’e kea had noticed […]

  • Story: The Pueo that Caught a Pig
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on October 16, 2022 at 11:35 PM

    October 16, 2022 Genesis 32:22-31Luke 18:1-8 As you know, there are birds and animals that don’t eat meat, and there are birds and animals that eat entirely meat, and there are birds and animals that eat either one, depending on what they find. Most of the meat-eating animals have a similar […]

Read more of Pastor Eric’s stories here!

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(The Rev. Tevita) Sunday 1:00 pm Wednesday 7:00 pm (Sanctuary)

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(The Rev. Sunia) Sunday 4:00 pm (Sanctuary)

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